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I joined the "pipe club".

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    so how does it feel to carry a weapon and not a expensive tack hammer?, lol!!!
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    What changed your mind?

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    i have carried since day one with a round in the chamber. that was part of the reason for my wanting a DA/SA compact. It also allows you to squeeze an extra round into the mix. 9 in the magizine +1 in the chamber for me.

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    I go 13+1, and was a little wigged out at first but now I am more comfortable, though I am always extra careful, which is good anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cl00bie View Post

    1. Thanks for the advice.
    You're welcome!

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    I am returning your "man card", you should receive it in the mail in 5-7 buisness days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by youngda9 View Post
    I am returning your "man card", you should receive it in the mail in 5-7 buisness days.
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    Glad that I found this forum before I carried; It pretty much solved that dilemma through rationalization.

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    I carry with a loaded chamber, but carrying with only the magazine loaded is better than leaving it at home. I'm sure lots of self defense situations have allowed time for chambering, and some have not. I think you ought to do what gives you confidence to carry. I carry a cocked and locked acp in my belt, and a chamber-loaded LCP in my pocket. I know for sure I'm not going to have an accident, but I didn't come to that level overnight.
    Do you know that the G.I.'s who were issued 1911's did not carry them with a loaded chamber?
    It's all about mindset. Some folks feel there's more chance of an accidental discharge than an actual need to fire on purpose. Others know their weapons sufficiently to be fully confident in carrying a chambered round. The latter group are as prepared as they can be. The former are as prepared as they want to be. I believe it's a personal decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhh3rd View Post
    What changed your mind?
    My concern was a mechanical failure. It was pointed out to me that the hammer was not all the way back, and if dropped from that point via a sear failure, it wouldn't drop hard enough to fire the round.

    I also have a hard plastic holster which completely covers the trigger with an extremely long trigger pull. I feel safe with it now.

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    I also carried with a round chambered from day 1. With most modern firearms, you're not going to have any problem with it. Even when I was shy about carrying because my XDM was too big to conceal and I carried OWB, I had a round chambered.
    When I got pulled over riding with my brother I of course informed the cop I was carrying and what-not and she never asked to see my sidearm, just my CPL. He mentioned afterward he thought it was strange she didn't check to see that I didn't have one in the chamber or something and I said something to the effect of "Why would I carry it any other way?" He was in a bit of disbelief that I carried locked and loaded and likely thought it was against the law before that. I got a kick out of it...

    Edit: Forgot I wasn't in a Michigan-only forum. Michigan is must-notify, to clear things up. And apparently this is my first post, though I signed up in January.

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    I carried my Glock 26 for a while without one chambered when I was getting familiar with it. I did have my P-3at in my pocket with a round chambered (6+1). I just wasn't sure how the Glock would work (It was my first Glock ). I carried the Glock for a week with a new snap cap in the chamber and a loaded mag and never had a unintentional strike on the snap cap. After having no problems with my Glock and my holster choice I then switched to 11+1 in the Glock (has an extension on the mag). I was always had a gun ready to go with the P-3at.

    Two is one and one is none. I guess for the first few days, I was one and a half.
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    I kick myself for this but every time I rack the slide, click on safety, and put racked gun and holster onto my belt, I look down at my feet and adjust to make sure the "downrange" is clear while adjusting fit. Sure, I trust the safety features and modern design, but still . . . no sense in tempting fate.

    Regardless. One in the pipe. Always.

    To get back to the OP, I've thought of many scenarios where it would be hard to grab my weapon and rack the slide. I've decided that I prefer the comfort of knowing that I can draw my loaded weapon from my hip and fire one-handed while using my off hand for blocking or shielding.

    Besides, why settle for 14 when you can have {imitating British rocker from "Spinal Tap"} ONE MORE?
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    I joined the "pipe club".
    I don't know that I would be saying that too loud if I were you, but then, to each their own I guess.

    Seriously, I'm glad that you came to the realization that without a round in the chamber all you have is a paper weight. Take care and stay safe.


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